Returning for a 2nd edition, the CTM 2015 Radio Lab hosts two projects commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur – Hörspiel/Klangkunst and CTM Festival, in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and ICAS/ECAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound. The commissioned projects, "Always Here for You" by Claire Tolan (presented in the CTM exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien) and "In the Darkness of the World" by Sol Rezza, both propose unusual ideas for pairing the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation and will premiere at CTM 2015.
“In the Darkness of the World” is an experimental radio play that pulls the hydrophone away from its primarily scientific usage into the realm of storytelling to recount a tale through sound – namely Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Proposed by Sol Rezza, an Argentinean radio producer and sound designer based in Mexico City, the project explores the dark, underwater world where light is scarce and the only consistent guide is sound. Using 3D acousmatic sound, the play experiments with spatial capabilities of live and radio contexts while inviting listeners to experience a sonic environment not normally lived by humans and in which life takes place under different circumstances that often still remain unknown.
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay is a professor currently residing in Berlin as the recipient of the Edgard Varèse Guest Professorship for Computer Music in conjunction with the department of audio technology at the Technical University Berlin. The professorship is intended to provide the opportunity to explore techniques of and extend critical reflection on computer music and in doing so contribute to the cultural life of Berlin. A producer, studio musician, and contemporary jazz enthusiast, Tremblay will synthesize the influence of eclectic styles and engage the same spatial, 12-channel setup used by Sol Rezza in his performance at HAU.
In collaboration with the Electronic Studio of Berlin Technical University, Deutschlandradio Kultur Hörspiel / Klangkunst, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and ICAS/ECAS- International Cities of Advanced Sound, and Goethe Institut Supported by Auswärtiges Amt, the Canadian Embassy, and the Antenne du Québec à Berlin.
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